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Amy Bracewell Named Superintendent of the Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vanderbilt Mansion and Martin Van Buren National Historic Sites

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News Release Date: July 21, 2020

Contact: John Harlan Warren, 215-908-3159

PHILADELPHIA - National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Amy Bracewell as the new superintendent of the Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. She will also oversee management of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York. Bracewell will begin her new assignment on September 13, 2020.

“I am thrilled to announce Amy Bracewell will serve as the next superintendent of these national historic sites. These remarkable historic homes will benefit from Amy’s extensive background in history and cultural resource management, her community engagement expertise, and her commitment to the mission of the National Park Service,” shared Vietzke. “Amy is uniquely positioned to address preservation and maintenance of the buildings, collections and grounds, while providing innovative visitor experiences and access at these sites.”

“I am honored to serve as the superintendent of these four important sites,” said Bracewell. “Their stories embody the deepest inspirations, hopes and complexities of our country. I am inspired by the work of the parks’ local community, the many park partners, and staff to preserve these national treasures and look forward to contributing to that effort.”

Bracewell currently serves as the superintendent at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, New York. She joined the National Park Service in 2007 as an education technician, and later historian, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In 2013, Bracewell then became the site manager at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Virginia where she worked with five land-owning partners to provide interpretation and visitor services at the partnership park. Bracewell joined the team at Saratoga in 2015 where she has worked to increase recreational opportunities for the community, expand discussions on enslaved peoples at the Schuyler Estate, and celebrate partnership successes like the development of the Saratoga Surrender Site. Bracewell holds master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Georgia in art history and historic preservation, respectively. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and attended Emory University for her undergraduate studies.



Last updated: July 23, 2020

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